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JihadWatch on TV Headlines Obama's Welcome to Saudis
It’s hard to keep up with the worldwide problems that Islam causes, so it’s helpful that Robert Spencer appears on Canada’s SunTV weekly to list a few of the top (worst) stories.
Most notable, from an American viewpoint, is the administration’s decision to remove 9/11 constraints on Saudi entry to this country.
Nothing has changed in Saudi Arabia in the last decade to indicate that anything is different there since the time it spawned 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers. Yet our Islam-friendly President doesn’t mind the obvious national security dangers posed by Saudi presence, already demonstrated by the bomb maker Khalid Aldawsari (pictured). He arrived on a student visa to study chemical engineering at Texas Tech, but turned his attention to killing Americans, including President Bush who incidentally started the Saudi student program with his pal King Abdullah. Aldasari was sentenced in November to life in prison.
However, this past year has seen over 22,000 Saudi students attending American universities, so perhaps the new expanded welcome mat was foreseeable.
Obama Administration Ends Post-9/11 Restrictions on Saudis Entering U.S., AINA, January 9, 2013
ABU DHABI — The United States, a decade after Al Qaida strikes in New York and Washington, has opened its doors to Saudi nationals.
Diplomats said the administration of President Barack Obama has removed most restrictions on the entry of Saudis to the United States. They said the percentage of visa approvals for Saudis has reached unprecedented levels.
“The United States aims to raise the number of visas that it issues annually, particularly to Saudi nationals, who represent an important group,” Joseph Hood, U.S. consul-general in the Saudi city of Dhahran, said.
Hood cited economic reasons for the easing of restrictions on Saudis. He said Saudi businessmen and students have been allowed to enter the United States in record numbers, with a 60 percent increase since 2010. [. . .]